Vapor adsorption limitation of graphene nanoribbons in quasi conductance increment: a NEGF approach
Publisher© 2015 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
AuthorShakil, Shifur Rahman
Zohra, Fatema Tuz
Tushar, Raihanul Islam
Saha, Atanu Kumar
Bhuian, Md Belal Hossain
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CitationShakil, S. R., Zohra, F. T., Pramanik, P., Tushar, R. I., Atanu Kumar, S., & Hossain Bhuian, M. B. (2015). Vapor adsorption limitation of graphene nanoribbons in quasi conductance increment: A NEGF approach. Paper presented at the 2015 IEEE 10th International Conference on Nano/Micro Engineered and Molecular Systems, NEMS 2015, 366-371. doi:10.1109/NEMS.2015.7147445
The adsorption of H2O molecules on Armchair Graphene Nanoribbons (A-GNR) was theoretically studied using Non Equilibrium Green Function (NEGF) formalism to determine Device Density of States (DDOS), Electrostatic Effective Potential (EDP), Conductivity (G) and Current-Voltage (I-V) characteristics. This paper analyzed the performance of semiconducting graphene nanoribbon (N=10), metallic graphene nanoribbon (N=11) and cascade hetero-graphene nanoribbon to consider the effect of H2O adsorption on GNR and conclude that for low voltage application semiconducting A-GNR will be a better choice over metallic A-GNR and cascade A-GNR. The optimum area for adsorbing maximum number of H2O molecules on A-GNR has been studied. It has been observed that the increment of quasi conductance resulting sensing performance for limited number of H2O adsorption. To overcome this problem, a new device model has been proposed.